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post #1 of 7 Old 11-18-2019, 01:56 PM - Thread Starter
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Question Audiolab 6000CDT vs Cambridge Audio CXC

I posted this in the CD section a week ago and didn't get a single response and just a handful of views so I thought I might try here as I'm sure some 2 channel guys are using transports.

Has anyone tried both of these CD transports? Thinking of picking one up as I just found my old CD collection while digging out holiday decorations.

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What do you expect would be different between them? They're transports, as long as the reader mechanism is working correctly they should perform identically.
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This should be fine for an old CD collection.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sony-DVD-...ll&athena=true
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A member on another forum I frequent just bought the Audiolab (based on reviews) and is quite happy with it. Unlike others on this forum, I don’t subscribe to the “bits are bits” digital mantra. Not all DACs, transports, or cables, sound the same, at least in my opinion.
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Listening to cables and transports, but hearing placebo effect.

The Emperor's new sound.

Save your money.
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They’re priced in the same bracket and neither company makes their own optical drives (there’s only 10 remaining manufacturers and they’re all big electronics companies) so I personally don’t see where there would be much of an opportunity for Cambridge or Audiolab to create any difference.

I’m sure they both work fine. I'd personally prefer a tray loading mechanism because I have some discs with janky labels and a couple 3" singles which might not play nice with a slot loader.

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I have not heard the Audiolab but I did audition the Cambridge in my music room for about three weeks. Here is a link to an earlier post about my CD player and transport tests (see Post 15):

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/173-2...l#post55187756

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